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good morning, everyone. it is 8:00 a.m. on sad morning. i'm katie marzullo. we start you off with a first quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> katie, the cold front pushed on with a tenth of an inch and half inch in concord and the north bay. here's a little cell headed towards half moon bay but the bulk of the activity has moved out of the bay area and pink right there was the snow that we saw falling on the santa cruz mountains just in the last couple of hours. and down towards monterey, still some showers. the bulk of the day will be dry with increasing sunshine and cool northwesterly winds. temperatures just in the upper 40s today all over the bay. katie? >> lisa, thank you.
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right now, there is some snow in the santa cruz mountains. abc 7 news reporter is live in boulder creek. what do you see out there? >> reporter: katie, we have been looking all over this morning for snow. and we finally found it. there's a light dusting of fresh snow here on empire grade road in the santa cruz mountains. perfect for would be christmas trees and that's where we are at the christmas tree farm at the top of the mountain. it started snowing about 25 minutes ago for the first time today. here on empire grade road. not far from boulder creek. light flurries up here but a cool, rare and beautiful sight for sure. nonetheless. sky 7 hd made a pass over the lick observatory in the last 30 minutes on mt. hamilton and you can check that out. it's covered in a light blanket of snow this morning. we talked to the christmas tree farm owner.
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he couldn't be more thrilled about this light dusting of snow. he said all the more reason to come up here to his christmas tree farm on empire grade road. the sun just came out. the snow just stopped falling so chances are snow won't be here more than a couple of hours but certainly rare and beautiful sight and if you're driving up here, just like that car, be very careful because it is extremely slippery and icy up here this morning, as well. live in the santa cruz mountains, abc 7 news. >> yeah. thank you for bringing us that for those of us that can want get to it ourselves. north bay now, the higher elevations of napa county hit with snow last night. the plows were on stand by. >> by 8:30, the rain washed away most of the snow at elevation 4,300 but for part of the afternoon, the flakes definitely falling, enough that k cal trans
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put up signs. four miles down highway 29, the evening was peppered with downpours. it was an awful trip to get just about anywhere, some locals say the wet blast is unusual. >> i can pretty much get through the entire winter without turning on the heat and went home today and turned the heat on. we are miserable. >> reporter: visitors of chicago celebrating the 15th anniversary got a taste of the city they just left. >> expecting sunny. it was supposed to be our anniversary and here we are like in weather just like chicago. >> reporter: to get out of the 39-degree cold, some folks jumped in 104-degree water at the call calastoga hot spring. >> it is good for you. >> reporter: walking back into the cold is hard part. abc 7 news. >> no kidding. check out this cal trans image. 101 north is shut down due to
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snow and traffic related collisions and this picture is just west of there on highway 20. in sierra, chains required at 3,200 for drivers. there's a winter storm warning until 10:00 this morning in the lake tahoe region. elevations above 7,000 feet there you can expect 1 to 2 feet of snow. the freezing temperatures damaged some fruit trees in the east bay. at four winds growers in fremont, avocado and pink lemon trees had the most damage and they were insulated but still the cold seeped in. heartier plants were not affected. this morning, much of the u.s. is covered in ice and snow, especially the south and midwest as a wintry blast heads east. four people have been killed on u.s. roads since the storm hit thursday. a windchill advisory for northeast kansas and missouri boot heel and forecasters say wipd chill read egs between zero and minus five could occur
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today. virginia officials warn residents of tomorrow. more than 1,100 flights canceled nationwide because of the weather. in the bay area, sfo canceled about 13 arriving and 17 departing flights. also, several flights at san jose were canceled. we have been receiving photos from you our viewers of the cold snap. one picture is snow. you can e-mail your wintry weather pictures. please do. developing news where police investigate a shooting that left a woman dead just before midnight last night a parking lot near the foley cultural center. a concert was going on at the time and a gun fight broke out. the woman who was killed is not identified but police say she was 34 years old. one other woman sustained minor injuries. there are no suspects in custody at this time. developing news out of san
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jose, police investigating a fatal accident happening just after midnight near moore park avenue where a car slammed into a tree. police say the car was speeding and it was raining. one man was killed. no word yet whether alcohol was a factor. the expressway was closed while crews investigated but it's since reopened. developing news in the castro valley where officials are assessing the damage to homes by a water main break. the break of the 12-inch main just before 7:00 last night near the corner of seven hills drive and santa maria avenue. crews shut down the flow of water by 10:00 and the break caused flooding to several homes. >> i've seen water gushing from the neighbors behind me down the street. of course, coming from under my house. yeah. just a mess. >> the break also caused this, take a look. a 10 by 15-foot sinkhole. a fire truck got trapped in that but since been able to be towed
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out and no word yet on what caused the water main to break. more developing news this morning, the palo alto veteran held captive in north korea is on his way home right now. newman was held for more than a month and last night he was deported from north korea. here's the latest. >> reporter: merrill newman is on his way home from north korea after a month. >> i appreciate the tolerance of the dpprk government for me to be on my way. >> reporter: the 85-year-old palo alto man completed a 10-day tour of the north and agents of the communist regime pulled him off his return flight. the pyongyang government claimed he killed north koreans in the korean war 1950 to 1953. north korean state-controlled television showed him reading from an apparent confession. >> collected information of the kpa and attacked communication system and killed three innocent
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operators, delayed the munition supply using explosives. >> reporter: his son says he's absolutely dlooigted about the announcement. >> as you can imagine, this is a very difficult ordeal for us as a family and particularly for him. >> reporter: his detention as tensions are high in the korean peninsula although the north recently toned down the hostile rhetoric of earlier in the year threatening to launch nuclear warheads. abc 7 news. north korea's official news agency said newman was released because he apologized for the alleged war crimes and because of his age and medical condition. vice president biden who's in south korea praised the release last night and asked him if he wanted to fly home in style. >> i offered him a ride home on air force two but there's a direct flight to san francisco, his home. so i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> newman is on a flight to sfo right now as we said and he is expected to arrive later this morning. that will be one happy home
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coming for sure. coming up on 8:09 and i think we can take it now. it's been three -- fourth day of the cold snap. >> yes. we haven't seen the coldest morning temperatures yet, no. >> why must you tell me that? >> another day or so. here's a look from boulder creek where the temperature is right at about freezing and you can see the snow. so they had it down there and it's still on the ground. we'll have live pictures for you. right now the sunny conditions where, oh, it is going to disappear quick out there. a look at the still chilly forecast coming up. >> all right. thank you. also next, remembering nelson mandela. we'll have the tributes here and in south africa. and the bat kid returns. the san francisco giants player he inspired and the challenge that all-star pitcher is now
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welcome back, everyone. glad you're with us on this saturday morning and glad to bring you live pictures of snow, yeah, live sky 7 hd above mt. hamilton. that always a very white image but now look below on the ground.
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all of that snow. that just falling in the last several hours. that's 22 degrees on mt. hamilton right now. gorgeous wintry sight for us this morning. the search for a missing bay area pilot and his family is scaled back in idaho. silicon valley executive dale smith and four members of his family disappeared last weekend. bad weather in the area yesterday forced the local sheriff's department to call off the air search for the family. officials say they can't put the rescue teams in harm's way. a sonoma county deputy who shot and killed a teenager with a toy aka-47 will return to duty next week, returning to work in an administrative capacity. he was on leave since the shooting of andy lopez. meanwhile, efforts are growing for the creation of a park in memory of the boy. the morning continues in
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south africa for nelson mandela as details of the funeral are released. these are live pictures right now as people gathering at his home in johannesburg to remember him. tomorrow is a day of prayer in snik and mandela will be buried a week from sunday. bay area leaders are remembering the late nelson mandela. one is reverend williams of the glide foundation seen in this picture with mandela in 1990. williams was arrested at an anti-apartheid rally at cal in may of 1985. mandela said that movement helped quicken the end of south africa's white minority rule. >> and he is in jail, and yet, he comes out of jail and he stands tall and says, i am not going to destroy. i came here to liberate. >> abc 7 news reporter spoke to two former cal students that helped windy versement against
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apartheid in south africa. >> reporter: these papers were typed by a student with a plan to help end apartheid in south africa. the year was 1985 and students were from uc berkeley. california assembly woman skinner was the leader of the student diversement committee. >> student leaders like myself, faith-based leaders that did the initiative and city of berkeley was the first city in the u.s. to divest 1979 and all of the activism. >> reporter: there were daily rallies, students quickly began to camp out until berkeley police staged a raid and arrested dozens of protesters. one of the leaders of those demonstrations was student body president pedro noreigo speaking to us from new york. >> our protest elevated the issue and generating broad support for the issue. >> all that is left of the future is now. >> reporter: by now the movement had gained a lot of media
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attention and the interest of professors, celebrities and lawmakers. >> ask the question, what the hell is the university of california doing making profits from a slave system in 1986? >> reporter: then speaker of the california assembly brown was invited to address the crowd and help convince the uc regents to vote to withdraw the university's investments in businesses trading with south africa. a little over a year after the protests began, the regents voted on a three-year plan to divest their holdings in south africa. >> actually, the first vote was the regent vote that caused california to become the identifiable capital of the movement to kill apartheid. >> reporter: and a memorial to remember the life and legacy of nelson mandela will take place in the rotunda of city hall in san francisco on wednesday at 8:00 in the morning.
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in the newsroom, abc 7 news. the famous bat kid is returning to san francisco today for a fund-raiser. 5-year-old miles scott had lue came yeah but he is in remission and who can forget this scene last month as thousands of people came out to support miles as he fought off the riddler and penguin. it was his wish to be a superhero. this morning he will reunite with the san francisco police chief for the brave the bay fund-raiser for the make-a-wish foundation. it's a holiday triathlon of sorts. and giants all-star said he was inspired by the bat kid wish and pledging to match $50,000 in patricia wilson raises that amount today when she takes her plunge into the bay. abc 7 news anchor ama dates is hosting the event and starts in about 15 minutes. so, hopefully everyone's suited
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up. hopefully that fund-raiser goes off without a hitch. do they have to do like polar style? >> i think so, yeah. i think so. >> whew. more than i can handle no matter what. >> warmer bay water than the air temperature. >> unbelievable. >> still underneath the cold snap with the coldest temperatures seen this season still to come. not tomorrow morning, looks like monday morning. live doppler 7 hd and still moisture out there, as well. we did pick up some snow around boulder creek, just in the past hour. now, in the moisture moved on through, the temperatures were up so no snow in the north bay in the overnight hours and higher elevations but take a look. still a little moisture left over right around half moon bay. pushing south and east and don't be surprised to see coastal showers, maybe high elevation snowflakes and when the front went through last night, picked up anywhere from almost a half inch in napa, concord, a half
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inch san rafael, over a quarter of an inch in oakland and over a third in san francisco. with just over a tenth in san jose. still pretty good rain make we are the wind and from the camera, plenty of sunshine that wind will continue to kick up and the numbers have been dropping this morning with low 40s san francisco, redwood city to 39d degrees and half moon bay, 45. the northwesterly winds blowing today keeping it well below average with all the sunshine. only 34 santa rosa. 38 in napa. low 40s with concord and liver more. most of the moisture out of the north bay and not picking up more snow there and leftover moisture in the south bay and wind for everyone this afternoon. right now gusting over 15 miles per hour to 24 miles per hour. around alit ma pass and along the coast and it's a breezy day today and temperatures are still
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relatively warm this morning compared to where they will be tonight and sunday night when a freeze warning goes up, so we still are going to look for some awfully cold temperatures in the mornings the next few mornings. san jose, nice and sunny for you. so breezy and chilly with the sunshine. temperatures today just in the 40s. maybe 50 if you're lucky. here's a look at the next several days. forecasting overnight lows just a little bit below freezinging in santa rosa. look at monday and tuesday. monday morning the coldest morning in the low 20s and then look at temperatures slowly recovering not until the middle of the next week. next couple of hours with coastal showers and sunshine dominating the skies today with breezy winds and the winter storm warning for an hour and a half in the sierra nevada. very gusty winds, not a great day to get there. upper 40s and breezy and the
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breeze will slacken off allowing for sub freezing temperatures tonight and sunday night and then by the middle of next week back to more mild conditions, maybe another chance of rain on thursday. abc 7 news has another great weather resource to follow live and twitter for the latest conditions. rain or shine, plus get video forecast, power outage info and i just tweeted a snow picture from me. >> excellent. i can't wait to see it and retweet it. so beautiful. it's dangerous and cold. >> we are all hoping for snow. >> yeah. >> just a little bit. >> put us in the mood and spirit of christmas. thank you. coming up next, the four-legged shoplifting suspect caught on video making off with merchandise. find out exactly what he was
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when some merchandise began going missing at a dollar general store in south carolina employees were starting an investigation, but they were in for a surprise discovering the culprit. that's him. turns out the dog behind the disappearance of, get this, dog treats from store shelves. footage shows him going into the store twice over the course of several minutes and while inside he steals dog treats and then buries them nearby. not to worry. doesn't look like him or the
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owner faces serious punishment but authorities said they filled out a police report just for fun. that's a smart dog although he should use the powers for good instead of crime. well, you can get an early start on the holiday season and you can bring your family to a party with sports celebrities at the giants ballpark in san francisco and at the same time you'd be helping underprivileged children. these pictures from the annual holiday hero celebration put on by the children's foundation. you meet celebrity host joe and jennifer montana, mingle with olympic singer moseley or stars from the giants, raiders, sharks and more than 300 children of local charities will be there. >> to have a really fun time with the arts and crafts and video games and then they leave with a gift bag and sometimes for some of the kids the gift bag is the only present they'll receive in the holiday season. >> abc 7 news anchors will be there and there are still tickets for this monday night's holiday heroes event, so log on
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to our website abc7news.com for a link for more information and find the link under see it on tv. this holiday season, abc 7 is teaming up with our local feeding america food banks. you can help. go to the abc 7 news facebook page and take the pledge to give where you live. with each pledge, we'll donate $1 in their honor to the bay area's feeding america food banks. up to $75,000 and your good deed could be rewarded. everyone that takes the pledge will be entered to win $7,000 cash. the winner announced december 19th. spread the love and help us give where you live. next, a cold snap certainly continues. we'll have a live report from the santa cruz mountains where there's snow on the ground right now. also, why today's annual pearl harbor day ceremony is being forced to relocate. and the technology developed in the bay area helping people
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who are looking to get fit take a step in the right direction. take a live look outside right now over fremont looking toward mt. diablo. no snow on those peaks but as we just mentioned the pearl harbor day ceremony rescheduled because of weather. lisa argen will fill you in on the forecast.
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welcome back, everyone. we are seconds away from 8:30 and starting this half hour with a check of the weather. here's lisa argen. >> katie, the front moved through but we have showers out there, especially between half moon bay and pescodero and another cell to the coastline and boulder creek on the way to santa cruz mountains with snow. see it in the last few frames here and still some moisture threw carmel and monterey and the front dumped about half an inch of rain from the north bay to the east bay and sunny skies dominate for most of the rest of the afternoon with temperatures very chilly, gusty northwest winds and stale freeze warning for a couple of nights. details on that and the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> all right. lisa, thank you. right now, there is some snow in the santa cruz mountains and abc 7 news reporter is there live in boulder creek to show us. good morning, cornell.
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>> reporter: good morning, katie. a beautiful sight up here in the santa cruz mountains. a winter wonderland? maybe not. it is beautiful all the same. a light dusting of snow fallen up here near boulder creek and right on top of this christmas tree farm. how's that for being totally appropriate? in fact, we were here when it started snowing just outside of boulder creek. light flurries falling on empire grade road. only lasted about ten minutes but it really was a beautiful sight. in fact, the owner of the christmas tree farm says he will absolutely take it. >> it's great for people, people are coming up when it's snowing. you love it to come up. >> reporter: nice for a christmas tree when it's snowing, right? >> it gives them that. right atmosphere. >> reporter: and look at this. sky 7 hd with a fly over mt. hamilton. found a blanket of white near the lick observatory f. you want
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to come up to the santa cruz mountains or mt. hamilton, do it sooner than later. i checked out my abc 7 weather app. it says 40 degrees up here in the santa cruz mountains so all the snow, well, all this little snow really may not be around for very much longer. katie, wanted me to do a snow angel. i'm afraid it would be a dirt angel. a dirt angel if i did it but would you settle for like an angel arm? >> okay. i'll take it. i'll take it. >> reporter: all right. >> i thought you were going to do that for me. looks good. i'm glad you're enjoying the snow but be careful heading that way on the roads. >> reporter: absolutely. >> thanks, cornell. stay warm. hah hah. we have been receiving photo thes from the cold snap from viewers. kenneth sent us this picture after snow fell. you can e-mail your wintry weather pictures and we'd like you to. send them. happening today, survivors
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of the pearl harbor bombing will gather for the lighting of the beacon ceremony. it was turned off so it wasn't targeted. every since 1964 on december 7th rvelg , it's been lit to honor victims. today's ceremony is moved due to weather and instead it will be held at the cal state east bay campus in concord. could the latest diet craze be as simple as taking a walk? most people are tracking the steps to lose weight and many are using technology developed right here in the bay area to do it. here's health and science reporter carolyn johnson. >> reporter: chris walks five miles a day just getting around the game store in downtown oakland. he knows exactly how many steps he takes thanks to a tiny tracker in his pocket called fit bit. >> changed my life basically it
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we were. i went from a 2xl to a medium. >> reporter: he started using fit bit about two years ago. >> i hate exercising. with a passion. walking to me isn't exercise. >> reporter: stores like this best buy struggled to keep them in stock. >> one point we had such a large demand they were flying off the she feel. >> reporter: two companies are leading the company. both track your movement and record sleep patterns at night and come with free apps to help you keep track of the calories you burn and eat. enter in what you ate on the app or scan a bar code with the jawbone app. there fl's the flex force. >> from 80 to 200 employees, the products are carried in over 20,000 stores worldwide. >> reporter: the idea evolved from the nintendo wii, the first game to interact with games by moving. >> just really amazing nintendo combined motion sensors and
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amazing software to change the way people thought about gaming. >> reporter: that technology evolved into a number of wearable devices and scales to help people get trim. >> we know there's a huge gap between intention and action. what people think they're doing and what they're doing. >> reporter: jawbone's wearable fitness device is up. >> it tracks your movement in the day passively and sleep at night and then in the application you can see what you're doing. >> reporter: both jawbone and fit bit apps allow users to set goals and share them on social media. sharon is a nutrition counselor in san francisco. she recommends wearable fitness trackers to patients. >> it is trackable whereas before it's this -- oh, i think i did this. maybe i'll do that. but if you have something that's trackable and traceable, i think that's one of the reasons why people can do so much better. >> reporter: chris says he can't stop telling people about how tracking his steps improved his health. >> fantastic experience. i recommended it to a ton of friends also seeing results.
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>> reporter: carolyn johnson, abc 7 news. >> both the fit bit flex and jawbone up cost just under $130. crews in castro valley this morning investigating what caused a water main break that flooded several houses just before 7:00 last night in seven hills drive and santa maria avenue. the rupture of the 12-inch main caused a sinkhole to form and a fire truck was stuck in it. it's since been towed out. crews shut down the flow of water by 10:00. happening now, about 1,000 volunteers from 16 companies in the south bay are building more than 2,000 bikes for needy children. the event known as the big bike build is organized by the group turning wheels for kids. the volunteers have just five hours to put all the bikes together and then they'll go to local charities and be distributed to children as gifts. the big bike build got under way at this 8:00 this morning and until 1:00 and held at the san jose convention center.
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next on the abc 7 saturday morning news, how technology is changing the way your children are learning in school. you'll meet some of the people behind this education revolution. and taking a live look outside at 8:37. we have live sky 7 hd looking out over mt.dy on diabldiablo. there's snow on some mountain tops this morning in the bay area. snow in the last couple of hours. hours. lisa argen will fill y to those who've been denied equal access to health care... welcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com.
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welcome back, everyone. it is 8:40 on saturday morning. you are looking live at boulder creek in santa cruz county. the sun is out and snow on the ground. light dusting there. cornell and bernard is live there and said it wouldn't last long and he's right. there was more snow on the ground reaching all the way up to the gate and now as you can see we're seeing more pavement there than we are snow. there's the live look. sticking with the christmas theme, the holidays have come to washington, d.c. >> three, two, one!
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>> whoo! >> yesterday president obama hit the switch lighting the national christmas tree. michelle obama and their daughters joined the president on stage counting down and as you see there, the president also did a little dancing with a little elf in those festivities. a bay area family is one of 20 in the nation competing in the great christmas light fight. the family of san rafael. >> my collecting of disney got to a point where i felt i had enough holiday disney, you know, characters and mickeys, et cetera, that we decided to set up a display and incorporate my disney collection with our christmas decorations. >> the great christmas light fight is reality tv show and it will air right here on abc 7 starting next monday. i like that. the light fight. always good to see people go all out like that and feels like
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christmas in some places. a white christmas in the bay area? >> tahoe area, certainly. >> of course. >> 15 inches of new snow in sugar bowl and another hour or so until this is lifted but, wow, another one to two feet above 7,000 feet so looking good there and you know, we saw a few flakes here. >> thanks, lisa. also next, the warriors go on the road and run into superman, dwight howard who's
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most of us had to adapt to the internet but it's all young people have ever known so schools are racing to make children's education as modern and as connected as the rest of their lives and this week that effort got a good boost of two of the most influential names in tech. here's jonathan bloom. >> reporter: when mike teaches math, technology is everywhere. it's how he collects the homework. >> taylor, megan and ashley. >> reporter: and goes over the trouble spots. >> 12 to the second power is 144. >> reporter: take a rubber stylus and an ipad and add powerpoints for a classroom of kids paying attention. >> totally engaged to the kids an they love it. and you can just see their eyes open when they see technology on the big screen. >> reporter: it's new face of education for a new generation of learners. >> these kids are digital natives and this is their world.
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>> reporter: never mind the ipads and the fancy projection screens. one of the most important ingredients is one you can't see. this middle school has a blazingly fast internet connection and a luxury half the schools in san mateo county doesn't have. >> they have 500 or in the case of this school over 800 kids trying to use that bandwidth. >> reporter: evan marwel is the head of a nonprofit out to change that with $9 million from microsoft founder bill gates and facebook founder mark zuckerberg. >> i think what they have realized is that we're at a tipping point right now in terms of technology to make a difference. >> reporter: he envisions a world where classrooms stream video at once with the passing of nelson mandela as teachable moments but to get there the super highway has to find out which schools need the upgrade, connect them with federal grant money and give them help
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spending it in the best way possible. investing in that says the superintendent is good for silicon valley. >> if they have the work force they need to keep america competitive moving forward we need to be investing in our public schools and nice to see the great partnerships. >> reporter: in menlo park, jonathan bloom, abc 7 news. state 47 and cold, freezing for days, downpour of rain in some places yesterday and now snowing this morning? >> yes. we have not seen the coldest air yet. >> yikes. >> still the coldest morning is on the way and not tomorrow morning. this morning, still moisture out there. we have some snow, the santa cruz mountains and also a few areas still picking up little bit of that white stuff over in the higher elevations so a look at little bit closer and you will notice right here north of felton, maybe a few flakes of snow. see the pink, icy mix and a shower. still some showers offshore and they continue to sink to the
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south and east. so the higher elevations a little bit of moisture left over and if you go up about 1,500 feet, 2,000 feet, snow. we have sunshine back home from the emeriville camera and chilly and staying that way for a few days. over a quarter of an inch in oakland and nearly a half inch in napa. we got that in san rafael and concord. over a third in san francisco. and san jose picked up the camera, nice and sunny with low 40s and just 39 on the peninsula. good morning, san jose. another couple of days of these 40s until we get back to normal. we need the rain. doesn't look too promising in the seven-day outlook, though. 34 in santa rosa and the northwest winds blowing now. fairfield 38.
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40 in liver more and concord. the winds 25 to 30 miles per hour gusts. and off the coast, as well. continuing to pick up throughout the day. a breezy afternoon and this morning pretty mild in the wake of the cold front but, boy, tomorrow we'll be back into the 20s again. so we've got a freeze warning in effect for sunday morning and monday morning. san jose partly cloudy right now. breezy and chilly. sunny, cool and breezy this afternoon and we'll see an extensive period of temperatures in the 20s overnight. not tonight but throughout monday night. tonight chilly, too, dropping to about 30 in santa rosa. into monday, the coldest morning not much better on tuesday. it's going to take until the middle of next week until we see overnight lows just at freezing. so still you want to keep the plants inside and the pets and you're going to have to keep the heat on, as well. here's a look next hour through the next hour.
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still could see cold coastal showers. higher elevation snow in the santa cruz mountains. breezy and cool today but dry and we'll look for the winter storm warnings, still for another hour. the west slopes getting there. we are looking at this until 4:00 and then one to two feet above 7,000 feet very gusty winds and a big problem if you're trying to head there now but then by tomorrow, should look pretty good, traveling conditions. temperatures only 44 napa, santa rosa, 47 in san jose. and a quick look at candle stick where temperatures tomorrow will just be in the mid and upper 40s and looking at temperatures, oh, just barely coming up into monday. we'll get back to normal middle of next week an maybe rain on thursday. >> lisa, thank you. sports, late this afternoon, st stamford will try to clinch a spot in the rose bowl. kick-off's at 4:45 on sister
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network espn. tonight, the warriors are back in action in memphis after the three-game road trip in houston last night. here's the highlights in this morning's sports. good morning. after their amazing comeback against toronto, the warriors found themselves once again in comeback mode this time in houston. mark jackson would prefer not trailing by 27 every single game. warriors with the first look at dwight howard this season. now a rocket. he was a force down low. look at him rip the rebound down. that is desire. 22 points, 18 boards, 12 of 20 from the line. war i don't recalls shot just 27% in the first half. steph with an air ball? 36% for the game. curry with 22 points and this game never close. blowout alert, james harden! jamming. he led all scorers with 34 as the rockets roll, 105-83. warriors drop to 11-9 on the season. it was less than eight months ago when kobe bryant went
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down against the warriors with a torn achilles tendon and returns on sunday at home against toronto at age 35. who knows if he can dominate? my guess is, yes. he'll still dominate. sharks and carolina where the hurricanes have just signed the grinch. and what kind of a goalie is he? first period, deflecting the shot and beats the grinch. sharks with a 2-0 lead. riley nash off of what might have been a double deflection to make it 2-2. bab and forth in the third. braun with a blast to tie it at 3-3. game winner, yes, a lot of traffic and it's another deflection in front. and empty goal net would make the five 5-3. you don't have to bend it like beckham to know when your soccer team sent into the group of death it's probably not going to end well. that's where team usa is going in the world cup. world cup draw held yesterday leading up to the matches in
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brazil next summer. the usa in a group just loaded. germany is great. portugal has rinaldo and ghana knocked the usa out of the previous two world cups. top two of each group advance. >> it's one of the most difficult groups in the whole draw. having portugal and rinaldo and ghana and the story with the united states, it couldn't get anymore more difficult or any bigger but that's what a world cup is about. it's a real challenge and we'll take it. high school football. archbishop versus sierra open division championship scoreless until monroe turns the corner and down the sideline, 69-yard touchdown run. 7-0. but going on to score 21 unanswered points. mcgee bowling the way in on a two-yard drive and taking the title 21-7. we have got college football this afternoon on abc 7. it's the acc championship game.
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number one ranked florida state versus duke. after that, lexus after the game with the bowl matchups. have a great weekend, everybody. next, not your average cal train. how it's doing more than
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this weekend, cal transholiday train from san francisco in a light-filled
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event in the name of charity. the train decorated with thousands of lights will arrive at 4:00 p.m. today and tomorrow and travel down the peninsula and south bay. the train all along collecting for its toys for tots program. so fun ride and for a good cause. going to want to bundle up, though, if you set one toe outside today. >> yeah. still looking at a little bit of high elevation snow out there and pictures for you and right now skyline boulevard, you can see the pink and the white as you head into the santa cruz mountains so be careful out there. icy roads and back home chilly numbers, southwest winds to warm into the mid-40s. santa rosa, 47 san jose and the forecast, a freezing cold night tonight with a freeze warning the next two nights and then slowly getting milder. >> okay. lisa, thank you. thank you all for joining us on the abc 7 saturday morning news. abc 7 news continues at 4:30 today because of college football. abc world news will be on today at 4:00. that's followed by abc 7 news at
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4:30. and then number 20 duke meets top ranked florida state in the acc championship game at 5:00 and followed by after the game around 8:30. next, number 17 oklahoma battles oklahoma state here on abc 7. we want to leave you with a live look from sfo right now awaiting the return of 85-year-old korean war veteran held in north korea for a month. the plane landing any second. we'll have i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month
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